Tech History Today – Token Ring by IBM

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Tech History Today October 15, 1985: IBM launches Token Ring network IBM announced, with co-developer Texas Instruments, the Token Ring network along with its PC Network software on this day in 1985. Token ring local area network (LAN) technology is a communications protocol for local area networks. It uses a special three-byte frame called a "token" that travels around a logical "ring"...

Tech History Today – Death of Google Buzz

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Tech History Today October 14, 2011 : Google announces shutdown of "Google Buzz" Google, on this day in 2011, officially announced the shutdown of its social media tool "Google Buzz", giving a hint towards the entry of Google+ and this marked the death of Google Buzz, a so-called Twitter rival. Announced on Feb 9, 2010, Google Buzz was a social networking, microblogging and...

Airtel’s u-turn towards the wired internet: offers free data for three months

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The battle for market dominance between the telecom giants; more specifically, Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel is intensifying. While the other service providers like Vodafone and Idea seems to be going out of the game, the two: the market leader Airtel and the 'Jio revolutionist' Reliance go playing par on par. Airtel's U-turn towards the "wired" broadband connectivity As Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio...

The rise and fall of the Blackberry

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After an announcement made by the Blackberry's CEO, it's confirmed that the company is discontinuing to manufacture its smartphones. It will now outsource its smartphone manufacturing instead. Blackberry has come a long way, starting from its cool tiny two-way pager (BB 850) with a keyboard to the phones that run android now (Priv). Although, when Blackberry comes into the conversation,...

Tech History Today – Greenwich becomes Prime Meridian

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Tech History Today October 13, 1884: Greenwich gets adopted as the Prime Meridian Today in 1884, Geographers and astronomers adopted Greenwich as the Prime Meridian, making it the International standard for zero degrees longitude. As the United Kingdom grew into an advanced maritime nation, British mariners kept at least one chronometer on GMT to calculate their longitude from the Greenwich meridian, which was...

Google Pixel now available for pre-order in India: price, deals and specs

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Google seems to be in full swing with its strategy shift since its Pixel event in San Francisco. The company, as promised, didn't delay the launch of its new smartphones 'Pixel' and 'Pixel XL' for the Android dominated Indian market and partners with HTC, Redington for sales and after sales support for the Pixel in India. Here’s everything you need...

It all started from the school: where and what did the top tech titans study?

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Tech Titans School/College definitely play a phenomenal role in making a person’s life. No, I’m not just talking about the classes that you take, but those 3-4 years of reality-check you spend carving yourself into the character that goes further to become your identity – an entrepreneur, a tech expert, an artist and more. Even the most successful tech titans of...

Tech History Today – Steve Jobs introduces NeXT Computer

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Tech History Today October 12, 1988: Steve Jobs introduces NeXT Computer Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California. Steve Jobs shows off - to introduce the NeXT Computer at an event titled as "NeXT Introduction". The event took place on this day in 1988 and was described as a multimedia extravaganza. The first computer was launched with a Motorola 68030 microprocessor at...

Tech History Today – NASA launches Pioneer 1

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Tech History Today October 11, 1958: NASA's First Space Launch - Pioneer 1 NASA, the newly formed space agency of the US, launched its first spacecraft "Pioneer 1" as a part of the Pioneer Program on this day in 1958. The launch was intended to fly by the moon but due to a programming error in the upper stage (third stage), the spacecraft couldn't go...

Airtel is giving iPhone 7 for Rs 19,990 but don’t fall for it

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Recently, Airtel announced its iPhone for life plan after the launch of iPhone. For the ones who don’t know about it, Apple iPhone 7 was launched in India at a starting price of Rs 60,000 for 32 GB variant. It is available on all online retail as well bundled with various bank and exchange offers. As per the Airtel’s offer, which...